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January 26, 2012

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Cian

I think we've already seen that the National Trust has the potential to launch a secession movement. They've got the followers, they've got the coastline. I reckon its 50-50 whether the National Trust is independant before Scotland.

johnf

>Myself, I look forward to the Leicestershire pork pie wars.

Its when they get mixed up with the under-the-hedge non-pasteurized Stilton fourth generational stuff that things will get really interesting.

ajay

Fourth generational Stilton sounds like the sort of cheese John Robb would eat. Decentralised across many small, self-supporting biscuits.

Chris Williams

B&T Leicestershire correspondent writes:

Pork pie conflict has been defused. It's the Stilton Wars you need to watch out for - some chancer in Stilton (which is perhaps paradoxically outside the Stilton Area) has decided to go into the cheese business, and Melton "Capital of Food" Mowbray is not happy. Stratfor and International Crisis Group will doubtless be updating on this.

If the National Trust does secede, the UK capital will naturally devolve to Leicester, since the NT shuns the East Midlands, and only owns about two things in a 40 mile radius.

johnf

You're missing the big picture here.

What happens when the Plum Jerkum jihadis pour over the border from Warwickshire. And they will. Blowing up an American aircraft carrier in the Straits of Hormuz won't have nothing on that.

CMcM

Actually, it is entirely conceivable that the populist hordes of the National Trust (a mass membership charity that is really a thinly disguised form of outdoor relief for the decaying landed classes) might use the rhetorical cover of being 'the Big Society' to stage a takeover bid for the assets of English Heritage, a quango. Just think how much money could be made out of tea towels with Stonehedge on them....

des von bladet

English Heritage has all the castles. The National Trust only has a bunch of crappy "stately homes". Once they get boiling oil poured over their heads they'll be thinking again soon enough.

Barry Freed

Just think how much money could be made out of tea towels with Stonehedge on them

How is this already not a thing?

CMcM

It's that dead hand of the state yet again Barry. According to the EH website, they're frittering away their energies on Stonehedge glitter snowballs when the tea towel market is just crying out to be addressed.

ejh

some chancer in Stilton (which is perhaps paradoxically outside the Stilton Area)

Really? That might explain why it was so hard to find decent Stilton when we stopped in Stilton when I was last in the UK.

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